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Amplify Culture Summit Oct. 24 Web Banner

This community is known for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship but important growth is happening in the creative sector too. Organized by the City of Waterloo, Amplify is a full day summit celebrating creativity and innovation in Waterloo Region. 

Amplify gathers researchers, artists, designers and creative industry members to showcase cutting-edge ideas that explore the fusion between art and technology. Participants will discover a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking, and community building.

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  • Date: Oct. 24, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
Time Event Participants  Topic Location 
12:30 p.m. Registration       
1 p.m. Welcome      Auditorium, CIGI 
1:15 p.m. Presentation   Belonging  Auditorium, CIGI 
1:40 p.m. Presentation
  Placemaking Auditorium, CIGI 
2:05 p.m. Presentation  Jesse Stewart Innovation  Auditorium, CIGI 
2:30 p.m. Q&A


  Auditorium, CIGI 
2:50 p.m. Break        
3:10 p.m.  Peer-to-peer session


Belonging Auditorium, CIGI 
3:10 p.m.

Peer-to-peer session - Building community piece by piece

Meg Leslie, professional ceramic and mosaic artist Belonging Breakout space, CIGI 
3:50 p.m. Peer-to-peer session


Placemaking Auditorium, CIGI 
3:50 p.m. Peer-to-peer session   Placemaking Breakout space, CIGI
4:30 p.m. Peer-to-peer session


Innovation Auditorium, CIGI 
4:30 p.m. Peer-to-peer session - Treading where angels have feared? Measuring success in Artistic Direction.   

Andrew Bennett &

Christine Tolton,

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Innovation Breakout space, CIGI
5:20 p.m. Unconference & Networking     Breakout space, CIGI
6:00 p.m. Dinner & Keynote Richard Evans, EmcArts   CIGI


Reserve your spot

The public is welcome and registration is required online